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Kami McGann may have been petite, but she was a force to be reckoned with. Whether in pursuit of excellence in her profession, on the hunt for wild game, or engaging with her two young sons, the 42-year old mother, wife, scientist, always gave more than 100 percent.

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Less than 50 patrons turned out May 4 for the second Town Hall meeting hosted by the Emmett School District to answer questions regarding its $68 million bond proposal. Voters will decide the bond’s fate in voting on May 18.

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A volatile hazardous material threat caused a closure and evacuation of the Albertson shopping complex on Highway 16 in Emmett on Tuesday. Local law enforcement and fire officials were able to isolate the materials after blocking all entrances to the strip mall area. Closure lasted nearly an…

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According to the Gem County Prosecutor's office, the scheduled preliminary hearing for the Emmett woman facing charges involved with the death of eight-year-old Taryn Summers was postponed Monday afternoon.

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Tuesday, May 18 registered voters in Gem County will be given the opportunity to determine if the Emmett Independent School District can move forward with plans to make major upgrades to the physical buildings housing a growing student population.

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The Gem County Prosecutors office issued a statement Thursday afternoon to clarify the current status of its investigation into the death of a young girl presumed to be eight-year-old Taryn Summers. Formal identification of the body found in Emmett on Thursday, April 15, has not been made as…

Gem County’s 18th Annual Youth Appreciation Day (YAD) will be celebrated this year with a new look. It will offer a free drive-in movie to the first 250 cars at the Frontier Drive-In Movie Theater located at the Mill site off East Main in Emmett, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Gates will open …

Home sales picked up in Gem County with 41 properties closing in March 2021, an increase of 57.7% compared to the same month the year before, and an increase of 115.8% over February 2021. Last month’s activity was the highest number of sales we’ve seen in the month of March and neared the re…

Kami McGann may have been petite, but she was a force to be reckoned with. Whether in pursuit of excellence in her profession, on the hunt for wild game, or engaging with her two young sons, the 42-year old mother, wife, scientist, always gave more than 100 percent.

Less than 50 patrons turned out May 4 for the second Town Hall meeting hosted by the Emmett School District to answer questions regarding its $68 million bond proposal. Voters will decide the bond’s fate in voting on May 18.

A volatile hazardous material threat caused a closure and evacuation of the Albertson shopping complex on Highway 16 in Emmett on Tuesday. Local law enforcement and fire officials were able to isolate the materials after blocking all entrances to the strip mall area. Closure lasted nearly an…

According to the Gem County Prosecutor's office, the scheduled preliminary hearing for the Emmett woman facing charges involved with the death of eight-year-old Taryn Summers was postponed Monday afternoon.

The Idaho Department of Insurance Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) warns Idaho consumers of Medicare scams from unsolicited callers.

Tuesday, May 18 registered voters in Gem County will be given the opportunity to determine if the Emmett Independent School District can move forward with plans to make major upgrades to the physical buildings housing a growing student population.

The Gem County Prosecutors office issued a statement Thursday afternoon to clarify the current status of its investigation into the death of a young girl presumed to be eight-year-old Taryn Summers. Formal identification of the body found in Emmett on Thursday, April 15, has not been made as…

Gem County’s 18th Annual Youth Appreciation Day (YAD) will be celebrated this year with a new look. It will offer a free drive-in movie to the first 250 cars at the Frontier Drive-In Movie Theater located at the Mill site off East Main in Emmett, on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Gates will open …

Home sales picked up in Gem County with 41 properties closing in March 2021, an increase of 57.7% compared to the same month the year before, and an increase of 115.8% over February 2021. Last month’s activity was the highest number of sales we’ve seen in the month of March and neared the re…

A plan to move forward with an integrated restoration of forest lands around the Sage Hen Reservoir received formal conditional approval from the Forest Service last week.

The news released Thursday that the body of a young girl reported missing earlier in the week had been found has stunned and angered the Emmett community. Saturday over 200 people lit candles and shared memories of eight-year old Taryn Summers during an evening vigil at Bowman Park in downto…

The Emmett Police Department is joining with law enforcement agencies across the state to educate distracted drivers about Idaho’s hands-free law. This is part of a statewide law enforcement and public awareness campaign sponsored by the Idaho Office of Highway Safety during Distracted Drivi…

The Gem County Sheriff’s office has in custody 54-year-old Connie Smith of Emmett. Smith was arrested in Ada County on Thursday on an out-of-county warrant for first-degree murder. Smith is being charged in the death of eight-year-old Taryn Summers.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As a participating sponsor, the Emmett City Police Department’s local drop site will be the rear parking lot of Emmett City Hall, 501 E Main Street. If the w…

When you enter a grocery store with your grocery list and food budget plan, or, you run in just to pick up a few things; you face the Grocery Store Maze, an intentional design that makes your plan more difficult. Extensive research has been put into a goal of encouraging you to spend more ti…

Former Emmett Middle School Principal Robert Hyde will be Emmett High School’s principal for the 2021-22 school year. The Board of Trustees approved the hire Monday night.

Governor Brad Little signed an executive order Wednesday, Apr. 7 banning any State of Idaho governmental entity from requiring so-called “vaccine passports” – or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for citizens to receive public services or access facilities.

While a confirmation of funding remains in the hands of the Idaho Legislature, the Emmett Schools Board of Trustees last week approved a plan to expend its share of funds included in the recently passed federal COVID related legislation. Two major projects that could free up space and ease s…

For April Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA is reminding motorists to keep their hands on the wheel and their focus on the road.

High winds caused a variety of challenges for Gem County residents during the night of March 28. At least two homes received significant damage when trees were toppled by the high winds that struck about midnight.

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Things are going to look a lot different at the Gem County Fairgrounds by the time the Gem/Boise Fair and Rodeo rolls around in late July this year. Primary among those “new looks” will be a brand new Grandstands.

It should come as little surprise. Last Thursday 24 Emmett High students presented projects at the annual Idaho Science and Engineering Fair, and they collectively walked off from the virtual event with the “Top School Award” for the third consecutive year.

It has been a mild winter for the most part and it appears that Spring is going to be no different in the Emmett Valley. According to national weather mapping forecasts, southwestern Idaho should have a pretty normal run toward summer — something that much of the United States is not going t…

Emergency responders have long known that being able to provide some offering of comfort to a traumatized child can often be an important step in their ability to cope with a traumatic event and to obtain a healthy recovery. Quilters have been stepping up for years to help provide a small wr…

During a press conference Thursday, March 18, Governor Brad Little emphasized the need to direct the billions of dollars allocated for Idaho from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into long-range investments that will benefit our grandchildren – the generation that will have to pay off the…

Less than a week after voters rejected a proposed 10-year School Plant Facilities Levy by 32 votes, the Emmett Board of Trustees has decided to present a $68 million bond to voters on May 18 with the intent to build a new high school and repair or update existing school buildings.

Starting Wednesday, March 24, Idaho Highway 55 will have daily openings to one lane of alternating traffic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The road will be closed outside these hours. Travelers can expect at least 15 minute delays during this time. Crews will be actively monitoring the rock outcroppin…

Emmett High School Principal Wade Carter told staff and teachers Thursday, March 18 that he has accepted a newly created position in the district for the new school year.

The sunshine blanketing Gem County on Saturday was just one of the components that made the Gem County Business Expo 2021 record-breaking success. Success in this case was not calculated in dollars and cents but rather to a renewed spirit that vendors and attendees alike attributed to a gene…